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PostSubject: Country with most golf courses per square acre of land?   Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:32 pm

I read somewhere before that Singapore holds this record for density of golf courses. Last count, there must be at least 20 private and public courses in our country of about 700 sqkm.

That works out to be one golf course every 35sqkm of land. And typically, a course with facilities requires between 0.5sqkm to 0.8sqkm of land. 

So how many courses do we have precisely, 9 holes or 18.
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PostSubject: Re: Country with most golf courses per square acre of land?   Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:08 am

Well, let's do a count here (from west to east to north):

1.   Raffles CC  (2 x 18 holes)
2.   Jurong CC  (1 x 18 holes)
3.   Marina Bay GC (1 x 18 holes)
4.   Laguna National (2 x 18 holes)
5.   NSRCC Changi  (3 x 9 holes, or 1.5 x 18 holes)
6.   Tanah Merah CC  (2 x 18 holes)
7.   SICC (4 x 18 holes)
8.   Changi GC (1 x 9 holes, or 0.5 x 18 holes)
8.   Warren CC (1 x 18 holes)
9.   NSRCC Krangi (1 x 18 holes)
10. Sembawang GC (1 x 18 holes)
11. Orchid CC (3 x 9 holes, or 1.5 x 18 holes)
12. Seletar CC (1 x 9 holes)

12 clubs and 19.5 x 18 holes

Did I miss any?
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PostSubject: Re: Country with most golf courses per square acre of land?   Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:15 am

Sentosa?
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PostSubject: Re: Country with most golf courses per square acre of land?   Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:42 am

Not sure if that Seletar 9 holes still exist. . But Seletar Golf & CC has a 18 holes course. ...
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PostSubject: Re: Country with most golf courses per square acre of land?   Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:59 am

but only 1 public 18 holes out of 20+ available.
Caters to the wealthy and not accessible to most.
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PostSubject: Re: Country with most golf courses per square acre of land?   Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:18 am

There is the short course at Mandai, a short course at Dempsey, a 9 hole course at Green Fairways (Bukit Timah) and one which used to be at Changi Prison (It was closed after the windscreen of a passing car got smashed). Of course The Istana has 7 holes and its off limits to 99.99% of the population.

However starting early this year, some of the ones will be gone to make way for urban renewal and highway development...

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PostSubject: Re: Country with most golf courses per square acre of land?   Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:13 am

DGman wrote:
There is the short course at Mandai, a short course at Dempsey, a 9 hole course at Green Fairways (Bukit Timah) and one which used to be at Changi Prison (It was closed after the windscreen of a passing car got smashed). Of course The Istana has 7 holes and its off limits to 99.99% of the population.

However starting early this year, some of the ones will be gone to make way for urban renewal and highway development...

DGman

You mean the one at Istana is going to make way?  Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Country with most golf courses per square acre of land?   Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:21 am

shimizu.toruk wrote:
DGman wrote:
There is the short course at Mandai, a short course at Dempsey, a 9 hole course at Green Fairways (Bukit Timah) and one which used to be at Changi Prison (It was closed after the windscreen of a passing car got smashed). Of course The Istana has 7 holes and its off limits to 99.99% of the population.

However starting early this year, some of the ones will be gone to make way for urban renewal and highway development...

DGman

You mean the one at Istana is going to make way?  Razz

My bad...some of the ones listed way above.....like NSRCC Changi.....
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PostSubject: Re: Country with most golf courses per square acre of land?   Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:13 am

Let's compare apples with apples. Singapore is a city/state and should not be compared with countries that have huge land mass that is not suitable for golf.

The right comparison would be for high density cities like Shanghai, Sydney, etc. Anyone knows how that works out?
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PostSubject: Re: Country with most golf courses per square acre of land?   Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:46 pm

NSRCC Changi making way...???
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PostSubject: Re: Country with most golf courses per square acre of land?   Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:28 pm

shimizu.toruk wrote:
DGman wrote:
There is the short course at Mandai, a short course at Dempsey, a 9 hole course at Green Fairways (Bukit Timah) and one which used to be at Changi Prison (It was closed after the windscreen of a passing car got smashed). Of course The Istana has 7 holes and its off limits to 99.99% of the population.

However starting early this year, some of the ones will be gone to make way for urban renewal and highway development...

DGman

You mean the one at Istana is going to make way?  Razz
Nobody dares to touch the one at Istana.  pale 
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PostSubject: Re: Country with most golf courses per square acre of land?   Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:33 pm

Among the rumors I've heard, NSRCC Changi Airforce course and TMCC Garden course are being slated to give way to the future T5 development projects...
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PostSubject: Re: Country with most golf courses per square acre of land?   Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:10 am

Wow, even NSRCC also Kanna the faith of make way for..... So does this means NSRCC will have 1 9-holes lesser for their super over crowded golfers!
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PostSubject: Re: Country with most golf courses per square acre of land?   Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:36 pm

Houston is around 6,000sq km but similar population around 5m. They have +165 courses.
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